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Parish brings HOPe to regional city’s most vulnerable

A Catholic church in Tamworth, New South Wales, is helping to bring HOPe to the city’s vulnerable homeless citizens with the launch of a new soup kitchen. Source: Northern Daily Leader.

Pope Francis

Know your spiritual passwords: Pope

Pope Francis shared a spiritual life hack for discernment at his general audience yesterday: the “spiritual life, too, has its passwords.” Source: CNA.

Crisis World

Sri Lankan bishop meets president to discuss crisis

New President Ranil Wickremesinghe has met with the head of the Sri Lankan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Harold Anthony Perera, to discuss Catholic religious affairs and the country’s current crisis. Source: Vatican News.


Teachers paid more, parents pay more in Australia: report

A new international report shows Australian teachers are paid more than their counterparts in other rich nations, and the country spends more on education generally, but relies more heavily on private tuition fees. Source: SMH.

Climate Vatican

Vatican launches new film on urgency of climate change

The Vatican has marked the Feast of St Francis of Assisi with the global premiere of a new documentary on the urgent need to address climate change, on the same day two UN climate change accords entered into force for the Holy See. Source: CNA.


AFL club CEO stands down over Christian beliefs

Former banking boss Andrew Thorburn believes his “personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public square” after his 30-hour stint as chief executive of the AFL’s Essendon club came crashing down. Source: The Australian.

Bishops Health

Archbishop joins board of peak Catholic health body

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous is joining the board of Catholic Health Australia, saying that advocating and defending the mission of Catholic health and aged care operations is more important than ever.

Education World

NZ bishops issue guidelines to support young people

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have published new guidelines for the country’s 235 Catholic schools to support young people with regard to sexual diversity. Source: NZCBC.

Climate World

Pacific storm brewing as climate and debt crises collide

The Pacific region is facing a perfect storm of climate change-induced disasters and skyrocketing debt burdens, according to a new report. Source: Caritas Oceania.